Sci/tech

Thermochemical process converts poultry litter into bio-oil
August 20, 2007 09:46 AM - Virginia Tech

Provides safer, more environmentally friendly solution to waste disposal

Georgia Contractors Cut Costs by Going "Green" with Use of New Emissions Technology
August 20, 2007 09:44 AM - , Green Progress

Southern Drilling, a Georgia-based provider of heavy drilling equipment for mining operations, water wells and mineral exploration has been instrumental in reducing diesel fuel consumption and pollution in the state for the last five years.

University of Oregon researcher finds that on water's surface, nitric acid is not so tough
August 20, 2007 09:29 AM - University of Oregon

Using novel approaches, UO's Richmond finding altered states of often used chemical

The Green Grid Announces Technology Roadmap and Key Deliverables for 2007
August 20, 2007 09:27 AM - , Green Progress

The Green Grid, a non-profit consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems, today announced its technology roadmap and key deliverables for 2007.

Kenworth's First Medium Duty Pickup and Delivery Hybrid Truck Delivered
August 20, 2007 09:25 AM - , Green Progress

08/06/2007 - Kenworth Truck Company and Dunn Lumber, two long-time Seattle-area companies, have teamed up to bring Kenworth's first medium duty hybrid-electric truck into the US market.

Artificial Life Likely in 3 to 10 Years
August 20, 2007 09:13 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

Around the world, a handful of scientists are trying to create life from scratch and they're getting closer. Experts expect an announcement within three to 10 years from someone in the now little-known field of "wet artificial life."

HIV Launches Two-Pronged Attack On Brain
August 18, 2007 06:32 PM - Jia Hepeng and Li Jiao, SciDevNet

Scientists have identified a way that HIV causes dementia, which could help in developing drugs to treat the disorder. The study was published this week (16 August) in the journal Stem Cell. HIV infection can cause difficulties in memory and learning in patients with advanced disease, a condition known as HIV-associated dementia.

Ford Fusion Hydrogen 999 breaks speed record at Bonneville Salt Flats
August 18, 2007 05:45 PM - PressZoom (PR)

At the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, the dust is still settling form The Ford Fusion Hydrogen 999, a production-built fuel cell race-car, which set a new land speed record of 207.297 miles per hour this past Wednesday.

Sony, Waste Management to Start Recycling Program
August 18, 2007 03:12 PM - Reuters

Starting September 15, customers will be able to recycle all Sony products for free at 75 Waste Management recycling centers, the companies said in a statement

New nanotoxicology study delivers promising results
August 18, 2007 01:45 PM - DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 17, 2007 — Findings by a team of researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee bode well for using single-walled carbon nanohorns, a particular form of engineered carbon-based nanoparticles, for drug delivery and other commercial applications.

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